The Virginia Cavaliers are once again #2 in the AP Poll released today. With another perfect week, undefeated Kentucky held firmly on to the top spot in the rankings.
Gonzaga comes in at number 3, while Duke moved up to 4th and Wisconsin to #5. Previously #4 Villanova fell to seventh after this loss to Georgetown.
#8 Notre Dame and #10 Louisville give the ACC four top-ten teams. North Carolina ranks 13th, and Miami returned to the rankings at #23. Looking at other past UVA opponents, VCU came in at #14, Maryland at #16, and Davidson picked up a vote.
For UVA, the 65 ballots looked the same as last week, with one exception - Zach Osterman dropped the Hoos from #1 to #2. John Feinstein cast the lone #1 ballot for the Hoos, with the remaining 64 voters having them second. (With the team's struggles against Virginia Tech, this is more than fair.)
The full AP Top 25 follows:
(***Besides the NCAA Selection Committee, which weights RPI most heavily. Goofy, eh?)
AP Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (64)||19-0||1,624|
|2||Virginia Cavaliers (1)||19-0||1,561|
|4||Duke Blue Devils||17-2||1,402|
|8||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||19-2||1,139|
|12||Wichita State Shockers||18-2||893|
|13||North Carolina Tar Heels||16-4||878|
|14||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||16-3||734|
|15||Iowa State Cyclones||14-4||719|
|17||West Virginia Mountaineers||16-3||558|
|18||Northern Iowa Panthers||18-2||440|
|Others receiving votes: Colorado St 57, Arkansas 54, Ohio State 43, SMU 43, Providence 29, Dayton 28, Georgia 28, Stanford 16, Wyoming 14, Seton Hall 10, LSU 10, San Diego St 4, Tulsa 2, Texas A&M 2, Davidson 1, Saint Mary's 1, Stephen F. Austin 1, Green Bay 1|